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He spent the bulk of his career at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where he served as head of the chemistry department. He conducted fundamental research into the mechanics of nuclear reactions, developing groundbreaking models that remained in use at the time of his death. He also co-authored a popular textbook on nuclear chemistry.
While at Berkeley, Friedlander worked with Glenn Seaborg on the discovery of Seaborgium.
- Glaser, Vicki (September 12, 2009). "Gerhart Friedlander, Nuclear Chemist, Dies at 93". The New York Times. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
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